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(in Polish) Graduate Programme in Political Science (S2-PO-ANG2)

(in Polish: Graduate Programme in Political Science)
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: English
No description for the programme.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

Second cycle degree - magister -in political sciences

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: The graduate knows and understands:

-the subject-matter and methodological nature and (social, cultural, economic, as well as sociological and psychological) circumstances of political activities of individuals from a theoretical and practical point of view;
-political choices of individuals, also with respect to public authorities, and their interactions with the social, economic, and political environment, as well as the role and significance of various models of communication in political life;
-the forms and conditions of institutionalised and non-institutionalised forms of political participation at various levels, also with respect to individual entrepreneurship;
-legal, social, cultural, economic, and political circumstances surrounding the functioning of (democratic and non-democratic) political systems and regimes, as well as the circumstances around the activities of various political actors;
-cultural, economic, and political structures at a deep level, and mechanisms governing the changes that they undergo;
-the rules governing the functioning of political systems in comparative terms, as well as the functioning of political organisations and institutions, and social and political mechanisms;
-the strands of research concerning political science, and the main streams of political thought;
-various concepts and theories of politics in comparative terms;
-mechanisms of political action, communication, governance and decision-making, and their consequences in a diverse timeframe;
-the rules governing intellectual property protection in scientific and practical activities in political science.

Skills: The graduate is able to:

-critically interpret political and administrative mechanisms at various levels of political life, and critically and independently assess the distribution of power;
-identify the causes and circumstances behind decision-making processes at various levels, also in the context of mass and social media, along with the complex functioning of authorities at various levels of political life;
-notice the practical, historical, and intellectual foundations of various concepts of state, society, power, governance, and administration, and evaluate their implementation in practical political activities;
-use systems and norms and show how useful they are in typical and atypical professional situations, noticing and analysing ethical dilemmas in the public sphere;
-independently gain their knowledge and develop their professional skills, perform tasks innovatively in diverse conditions, using various sources of knowledge and modern technologies, inspire and motivate their environment to improve their skills;
-present own ideas, justify them, and confront themselves with the views of other students and authors, taking into account various strands of theory in political science;
-collect, prioritise, process, and analyse data, as well as draft written works and oral presentations (including debate moderation) concerning specific topics, with the use of basic theoretical approaches, various sources, and specialist terminology in a foreign language in line with the requirements for level B2+ on the scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Social competences: The graduate is ready to:

-independently and critically update, verify, and implement in practice their (i.a. interdisciplinary) knowledge, together with sources of scientific and journalistic information, for professional purposes;
-set priorities for the performance of tasks which they or others set themselves in relation to educational and professional goals;
-represent in various ways (i.a. in an institutionalised form) the diverse interests of social groups, considering the legal, economic, and political aspects of the initiatives pursued;
-correctly identify and solve dilemmas (i.a. ethical dilemmas) related to their profession, and demonstrate involvement in the public sphere;
-think and act in the spirit of entrepreneurship and reliability.

Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/